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FallenTree

By Tom Ran

Published: June 12, 2013 under Industrial & Furniture Design

FallenTree by Benjamin Graindorge

Photo: Benjamin Graindorge

FallenTree by Benjamin Graindorge

FallenTree by Benjamin Graindorge

Photo: Benjamin Graindorge

FallenTree by Benjamin Graindorge

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Perhaps French designer Benjamin Graindorge’s FallenTree didn’t intend his work to touch on themes like man and nature, life and death, and time and place, but it does. The smooth oak surface of the bench gives way to tangled branches that become the legs while the other side is juxtapose with a slab of glass. It’s an elegant balance that depicts nature being wielded by man. But perhaps we’re reading too much into this. Graindorge explains “The FallenTree bench is intended to reveal the wood’s DNA, to express its deepest nature by attempting to highlight the living fiber it is made of…” FallenTree is currently on view at Design Miami in Basel. via Colossal

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